Bill McCrary, CEO
Pain Treatment Centers of America’s CEO Bill McCrary – graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Financial Management and spent years in various management roles in the telecom industry before settling in the medical device sales industry in January of 2004 with Stryker Corporation. There he transitioned from a nationally top ranked sales representative to Regional Sales Trainer and on to Regional Sales Manager. Bill joined Medtronic in 2009, where he spent the next five and a half years supporting the pain management industry in Central Arkansas. At Medtronic he achieved multiple sales awards, including top pain pump sales in the nation and Presidents Club, awarded to the top 5% of the sales force over a 2 year period. Bill brings with him a lifelong knowledge of and presence in Central Arkansas, a financial and marketing background, and years of successfully supporting the medical industry, including pain management. Bill is married to Marla and has two beautiful daughters, Tess and Ava.
Ashley Lawhon, Chief Operating Officer and ASC Administrator
As a native of Arkansas, Ashley has 13 years of medical experience to include Registered Nursing as a graduate of Arkansas Baptist School of Nursing and also of their school of Surgical Technology. Her main focus has been in the operating room where she transitioned into Charge Nurse roles at Ortho Arkansas, followed by Arkansas Surgical Hospital which required the oversight of 11 operating rooms. Ashley joined PTCOA in October 2015 as Administrator for Interventional Surgery Institute. She enjoys reading and spending time at the lake with her husband Travis, daughter Emma, and son Wyatt.
Rebecca Fain, Practice Manager
Originally from Clinton, Mississippi, Rebecca studied Healthcare Management at Harding University. During that time she developed a passion for healthcare as she worked part-time at a local urgent care clinic. After graduation, Rebecca served as the Practice Manager for the same urgent care clinic before moving to Little Rock to become the Assistant Administrator for a large pediatric clinic, and then Administrator for a local neurosurgery practice. Rebecca joined PTCOA in February of 2017, bringing over 13 years of clinic management, marketing, finance, human resource, and billing experience. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with friends, family and her cat, Stella.
Mary Alexander, Director of Human Resources
Mary joined PTCOA as Director of Human Resources in June 2017. A native of Monroe, LA, Mary graduated from Louisiana State University (B.A., History, summa cum laude) and Tulane University Law School (J.D., cum laude) before practicing law at Phelps Dunbar in New Orleans, LA and Fisher Phillips in Kansas City, MO. Prior to joining PTCOA, Mary focused her practice on all aspects of labor and employment law, including counseling employers on various employment-related legal issues, defending employers at the administrative agency level, representing employers in wage and hour investigations and defending employers in various actions brought in state and federal courts, including nationwide class actions brought pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act and individual claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Mary resides in Little Rock with her husband, Will.
Katie Slade, Director of Finance
Originally from Southern California, Katie joined PTCOA in July of 2017 and brings 15 years of both public and private accounting experience with her. She has spent years in various management roles in many industries including banking, veterinarian clinics & hospitals, logistics, and construction. During that time she studied Accounting at Colorado State University and South University. Katie has a passion for people, communication and financial management.
Matt Hayden, Director of Information Technology
As a native of Webb City, Missouri. Matt earned a bachelor of science degree in Technology Management from Missouri Southern State University and has worked in the IT field for over 12 years. He started out at Carthage Water and Electric Plant in Carthage, MO as a Network Technician where he was responsible for operations of the city's wireless and fiber optic ISP services. In 2012 he joined the Butterball LLC team as an IT Site Administrator and was ultimately promoted to regional IT manager over the Midwest operations. In his free time he enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.
Katoria Nelson, Lab Manager
Katoria was born and raised in North Little Rock, Arkansas, and attended the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville where she obtained a degree in Biochemistry. Katoria joined PTCOA in December 2014 as an Operator in the Call Center, was later promoted to Call Center Coordinator, then Lab Technician, and now is the Lab Manager of PTCOA’s Toxicology lab. Katoria and her husband Justin have two great kids Ayden and Aubrey. They love to go to the beach, go four-wheeling, and hang around extended family.
John Wilson, ASC Assistant Administrator
John Wilson grew up on a small farm in Central Arkansas. He attended University of Arkansas in Little Rock and received a B.S. in Biology in 2006. He then received a B.S. in Nursing from UAMS in 2008. John remained at UAMS to work as a registered nurse in the operating room through 2010, when he left to join Arkansas Surgical Hospital. At Arkansas Surgical, John worked in the operating room until he left to join PTCOA in the fall of 2016. He enjoys cooking and eating good food and spending time with family and friends.
Venecia M. Johnson, ACNP-AG, BC
Venecia began her career by devoting ten years of service as a medic in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard. She later received her undergraduate in nursing and graduate degrees in acute care in adults and geriatrics as well as in nursing education from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences of College of Nursing. She is an active member of the nursing honors society Sigma Theta Tau and she is also a member of American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Rebecca Foster, PA
Rebecca Foster is a life-long resident of Arkansas. She graduated UALR in 2008 with B.S. in Biology. She went on to earn her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at Alderson Broaddus College of West Virginia in 2012. She has over 7 years combined medical experience with last almost 4 years being in pain management as a PA. She is certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and licensed by Arkansas State Medical Board. She is member of American Academy of Physician Assistants. She joined PTCOA in April 2016. She is married and has a beautiful daughter. She loves time spent with family and friends and enjoys fishing, swimming, and other outdoor activities.
Honey Hull, APRN
Honey Hull earned her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock. She joined Pain Treatment Centers of America in January 2017 as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Prior to that, she worked 10 years at UAMS as a Registered Nurse. She spent the past few years working at the bedside on a hematology/oncology unit. There she saw how pain effects many aspects of patients’ lives and now applies that knowledge as an APRN here. She is certified through and a member of American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association, and American/Arkansas Nurses Association. She has lived in Arkansas for over 20 years. She enjoys riding with her husband in their Jeep on mountain trails across the country, exercising with cardio and weight lifting workouts, hiking, attending plays at theatres, visiting art galleries, and spending quality time with her husband, step-daughter, and family.
Lori Rotton, APRN
A native of Southeast Arkansas, Lori obtained her RN from Jefferson School of Nursing, AA from Southeast Arkansas Community College, and BSN from Nebraska Wesleyan. She has a variety of RN experiences ranging from OR, CVICU, and Occupational Health to Audit and Clinical Informatics. Lori obtained her Master's from University of Alabama-Birmingham and is certified as an Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining PTCOA in January 2017, Lori cared for the residents of Southeast Arkansas as a Nurse Practitioner in Internal Medicine/Hospitalist, Hematology and Oncology, and management of geriatric patients in long-term care facilities. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Arkansas Nurse Practitioner Association. Lori is married to Joe who is a local firefighter. They have 3 children, one is an electrician living in Little Rock and two attend school in White Hall. When not attending extracurricular activities to support her boys, Lori enjoys reading, camping, and boating on Arkansas lakes.
Jaclyn Cooper, APRN
Jaclyn is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Henderson State University where she graduated with Honors in 2003. She was an active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, on the Henderson cheer team, and President of her Nursing class. After graduation, she worked as a Registered Nurse for 3 years in Radiation Oncology before furthering her education by becoming a Nurse Practitioner. In 2009, she graduated with Honors from the University of South Alabama where she received her Masters of Science in Nursing specializing in Family Practice Medicine. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Nursing Society and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Jaclyn attends New Life Church, enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She is happily married and stays busy with her three young daughters.
Kristy Thompson, APRN
Kristy Thompson APRN has been a family nurse practitioner for 4 years. She received her undergraduate from Austin Peay State University in 2008. She worked as an ICU nurse for 4 years and then decided to further her education and received her master of science in nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She worked at University of Louisville Hospital MICU for 2 years and the moved back home to Little Rock, Arkansas and worked for CHI St Vincent MICU for another 2.5 years. After obtaining her APRN license she began working at CHI St Vincent acute care walk-in clinic for the last 2 years. After this she began at Arkansas Spine and Pain where she worked caring for pain patients. She has been married for 13 years, and has one son who is 8 years old. Together they enjoy bike riding, and watching the Arkansas Razorback games.